Gretchen Albrecht

Golden cloud

Golden cloud by Gretchen Albrecht

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When Gretchen Albrecht painted Golden Cloud, she was living on the west coast of Auckland. This painting was based on a watercolour sketch she made on the beach at sunset, and the luminous colours marry the artist’s observation of the

scene with her emotional response to it. Despite the very real touchstone of the Auckland landscape informing this work, at the time it was made Albrecht’s paintings were often understood in relation to international influences, especially of

American colour field painters such as Mark Rothko.

Title
Golden cloud
Artist/creator
Production date
1973
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
1370 x 1778 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1974
Accession no
1974/10
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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